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7 Ways Bullying Affects Health in Children

2. Sleep Impacts

Proper sleep is essential to a child’s development and performance in school, but being bullied can throw off their rest, according to VeryWell.com. Again, the source explains it’s not only those being bullied that are impacted – those who bully are hurting themselves, too.

The explanation for why bullies lose sleep may be tied to an underlying health problem, it adds. “In fact, multiple studies have shown that aggressive kids are more likely to have sleep-disordered breathing than their non-aggressive counterparts,” explains the source.

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